Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 Online Conference in Association with St John's Chambers – Zoom

Wed 19 Jun 2024 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM BST
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Welcome to our half day live online conference on the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975. This conference is produced in association with St John's Chambers.

This legislation provides a mechanism for certain family members and dependents to claim for financial provision from a deceased person's estate. The Act is intended to ensure that family members and dependents are not left without reasonable financial provision after the death of a loved one. However, it is important to note that the Act does not automatically entitle a claimant to a share of the estate, and each case will be considered on its own merits by the court.

This conference is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the Inheritance Act and how it operates. Through practical examples our speakers will focus on the requirements for making a claim under the Act, as well as the factors that the court will consider in determining whether to make an award.

You will also gain insight into the different types of claims that can be made under the Act, including claims for reasonable financial provision, claims by cohabitants, and claims for maintenance.

This is a half day online conference and will be streamed live, direct to your desktop, tablet or phone, wherever you are in the world. You can either watch the conference live, or recorded after the event. In each case you will receive a free video recording of the complete conference

The price for this is £240 + VAT. This is a per organisation price, so up to 20 of your colleagues can participate at no extra charge, even if they are viewing it from a different location or at a different time. So, of course, if there are 10 of you the cost per delegate would be just £24.00.

Firms with four or less partners can purchase a single place at the conference for £99 + VAT

To book a place on the conference please click on the box at the top right. If you don't know all the names of your delegates, you can still book for those you know and add additional free delegates at a later date. All free delegates need to be registered in order to receive joining instructions.

The topics to be covered are:

Eligibility under s.1(1)(d)

The recent case law on claimants who allege that they are eligible under s.1(1)(d) of the 1975 Act as a person treated by the deceased as a child of the family. Practical tips for bringing (and defending) such claims.

The House(hold) Always Wins.

The circumstances in which claimants will (and won't) be considered as qualifying cohabitees under section 1(1)(ba).

The Divorce Cross-Check – How Important is it? 

 An update on recent spousal claims and the differing judicial approaches to the divorce cross-check found in Section 3(2).

Available Property

The definition of the “net estate” for the purpose of claims under the 1975 Act.

Bringing claims out of time

The key cases relating to late claims and will set out the procedure for bringing and defending them.

Duxbury Do’s or Duxbury Don’t

The comments in Ramus v Holt about the applicability of a Duxbury calculation, and other ways of capitalising income needs.

The conference sessions will be delivered by the following members of St John's Chambers Wills & Trusts team:

Alex Troup KC

Oliver Wooding

Dan Soar

Natasha Dzameh 

Christopher Jones

Joss Knight 

St John's Chambers are the winners of  the 'Set of the Year’ outside London award at the Legal 500 Bar Awards 2022

Important Notes about Booking

1. Payment can be made by credit or debit card or alternatively by invoice. The option to pay by invoice is below the pay by card option in the booking form

2. If you have more than 20 delegates then extra delegates are £20 each. Contact us at to arrange this

3. If you don't have the complete list of who will be attending you can book for those that you know will be attending and add the others at a later date

4. If you would like to submit questions in advance to the speakers please send them to

5. Please ensure that, when booking, you get colleagues' email addresses entirely correct as failure to do so will probably mean that they will not receive joining instructions and will not be able to take part in the conference

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